43 days in Peru Itinerary

43 days in Peru Itinerary

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Lima
— 10 nights
Fly to Anta, Taxi to Huascaran National Park
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Huascaran National Park
— 3 nights
Taxi to Caraz, Bus to Trujillo
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Trujillo
— 6 nights
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Arequipa
— 7 nights
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Cusco
— 11 nights
Bus to Ollantaytambo, Train to Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu
— 4 nights
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Lima

City of the Kings

Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Huaca Pucllana and Museo Larco. Visit Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas and San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro) for their historical value. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Miraflores, get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Nacion, and stop by Dedalo arte & artesania.

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New York City, USA to Lima is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Expect much colder weather when traveling from New York City in July: highs in Lima hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Huascaran National Park.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 15:

3
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Huascaran National Park

A trip to Huascaran National Park allows visitors to explore part of the Cordillera Blanca, the world’s highest tropical mountain range.
Step out of Huascaran National Park with an excursion to Mirador Punta Olimpica in Carhuaz--about 32 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Huascaran. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Alpamayo and make a trip to Plaza Mayor de Chacas.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Huascaran National Park visit site.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Lima to Huascaran National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for Trujillo.

Things to do in Huascaran National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

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Trujillo

Capital of Culture

Considered the country's capital of culture, Trujillo was the birthplace of the North Group, a community of artists and intellectuals that included celebrated poet Cesar Vallejo and notable novelist Ciro Alegria.
Chan Chan and La Huaca del Sol are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Site Museum and Palacio Iturregui. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Casa Orbegoso, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Trujillo, get engrossed in the history at Cao Museum, and see the interesting displays at Chan Chan Site Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Trujillo trip itinerary builder site.

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Huascaran National Park to Trujillo in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Trujillo can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 24:

7
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Arequipa

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Visit Historic Centre of Arequipa and Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Santa Catalina Monastery and Yanahuara. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Colca Canyon, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Yanahuara ( San Juan Bautista), take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, and admire the landmark architecture of La Mansion del Fundador.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Arequipa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Trujillo to Arequipa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Arequipa when traveling from Trujillo in July, with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Nature · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 31:

11
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Cusco

Imperial City

Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sacsayhuaman and Plaza de Armas. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Qorikancha and Sacred Valley of the Incas. Explore Cusco's surroundings by going to Ollantaytambo (Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, Sitio arqueológico Pinkuylluna, &more), Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras) and Pisac (in Pisac). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, get to know the fascinating history of San Blas, and see the interesting displays at Planetarium Cusco.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cusco trip planner.

Fly from Arequipa to Cusco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cusco, with lows of 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 11:

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Machu Picchu

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Get a sense of the local culture at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Winay Wayna. When in Machu Picchu, make a side trip to see Zipline in Santa Teresa, approximately Santa Teresa away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Intipuncu, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Phutuq K'usi, take in nature's colorful creations at Mandor, and take in the natural beauty of Banos Termales de Cocalmayo.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Machu Picchu journey tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:

Peru travel guide

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Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.